ERIC Number: EJ940157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Participatory Evaluation with Youth Leads to Community Action Project
Ashton, Carolyn; Arnold, Mary E.; Wells, Elissa E.
Journal of Extension, v48 n3 Article 3IAW2 Jun 2010
4-H has long emphasized the importance of civic engagement and community service for positive youth development. One pathway to this ideal is youth action research and evaluation. This article demonstrates how participatory youth research and evaluation can lead to the successful implementation of community action projects. It describes the curriculum contents of Participatory Evaluation with Youth: Building Skills for Youth Community Action (Arnold & Wells, 2007), provides an example of one team's journey from training to a completed community action project, and offer tips for successfully implementing community action projects.
Descriptors: Action Research, Community Action, Citizen Participation, Youth Programs, Adolescent Development, Community Programs, Participatory Research, Experiential Learning, Youth Opportunities, Program Descriptions, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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